- $18 for $30 worth of raw vegan cuisine
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The hometown of deep-dish pizza and Italian beef isn't well known as a vegan mecca, but that hasn't stopped living-food advocate and holistic health expert Karyn Calabrese. Her Windy City wellness empire spans restaurants and day spas, but remains single-mindedly focused on healthy, natural living. At Karyn's Raw Bistro, for example, her chefs don't cook so much as they un-cook. The menu of all-raw dishes ranges from empanadas to biscuits and gravy to Asian noodle entrées, none of which have ever been baked in an oven or grilled on the hood of a Chevy. It's a menu that proves vegan cuisine's versatility of flavor and texture.
Elsewhere on the premises, Karyn's day spa welcomes guests to unwind inside a 7,500 square-foot space with lofted ceilings, a waterfall, and its own greenhouse. Ten private treatment rooms maximize relaxation as clients rejuvenate skin with detoxifying facials or unwind with a session inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which helps to alleviate pain by oxygenating the body.